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Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1978-05-11


Topics Live concert


Cold Rain & Snow, Beat It On Down The Line, Friend Of The Devil, Looks Like Rain, Loser, Mexicali Blues-> Mama Tried, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Dancin' In The Streets-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around; E: Werewolves of London, Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date May 11, 1978
Venue Springfield Civic Center
Location Springfield, MA

Source Audience Recording: Nak 700's
Lineage Nak 700s> Nak 550> Sony TC-152 from the floor just to the right of the center Lineage: AUDMC played back on Nak Dragon> ART DI/O> Egosys Waveterminal 2496> Cool Edit 2000> Feurio/mkwACT
Taped by Moore, Maisner, and Spitalny
Transferred by David Minches


Notes

Recorded by Moore, Maisner, and Spitalny; Nak 700s> Nak 550> Sony TC-152 from the floor just to the right of the center
Lineage: AUDMC played back on Nak Dragon> ART DI/O> Egosys Waveterminal 2496>
Cool Edit 2000> Feurio/mkwACT by David Minches

Reviews

Reviewer: Empty_Cup - - February 17, 2013
Subject: Mescaline Show
Yes, this is the mescaline show.
Reviewer: DMT - - May 11, 2012
Subject: .
this is a dicks pick!?
Reviewer: NYLifer - - May 11, 2012
Subject: Fun Show
At 8:03 in Loser, after the song ends, Garcia starts riffing "Ain't We Got Fun"!

Check out the (one of a kind?) riff at 4:07-4:12 of Supplication!

Peace,
Bob
Reviewer: ststephen49 - - September 13, 2009
Subject: Jello time...
As I listened to this I recalled an interview I heard an interview with Garcia who, when asked about playing while high said, (paraphrasing) sometimes you"re on & you don't want to do anything but play; other times you just want to stick your head in a bucket of Jell-O. I think this show is just this side of the Jell-O and is a great example of the tribal feel that flowed through the night. Whole show hits me deeply. Scarlet>Fire was complete, vocals out of "Fire" made me howl with delight*fanatstic. I thought Bobby had a really good night on guitar, finished this up very strong, hit me as an Duane/Dickey moment he was having with Jerry. The wacky energy continued with"Dancin' into D/S and they pushed it forward with great intensity...the energy the band, & esp Jerry, put out as they jammed back from space was some of the cleanest, purest energy I heard pouring forth. Donna shows what an asset she is when everything is balanced, her Muscle Shoals-honed vocals should never be discounted-IMO-and when it all comes together she shines. But I do go on...another good example of that true communal essence that flows through evenings like this, is Quicksilver's "Who Do You Love" off of their album "Happy Trails". Always a good signoff...

Peace, Steve
Reviewer: buscameby - - March 10, 2007
Subject: a nice example of 78'
like most of the 78 shows this one is fun but not as tight as 77' shows. the Dancin is crazy and werewolves was FUN!
Reviewer: hoosker - - November 24, 2005
Subject: Good AUD
I like this show. It plays nicely on my computer system but that's the only place I'm gonna hear it causes oops no downloads anymore.
Reviewer: f@!^yeah - - October 26, 2005
Subject: Recipe for interesting vibation
my theory on the weirdness/abilities is the oral consumption of large amounts (or small-strong amounts) of cannabis-sativa before and throughout the evening.

interestingly enough - This girl I know and other good people I know have expressed the opinion that a singer can improve his/her singing in certain cases through oral consumption of large amounts (or small-strong amounts) of cannabis-sativa before and throughout the concert evening.
Bottom Line:
THC+other cannabis ingredients may help some people sing better.
Generating mentally stimulating feelings that some find positively different versus smoking the plant which negatively affects ones vocal chords. ( and lungs )
Reviewer: dcain - - August 21, 2005
Subject: extended Cold Rain
A nice audience recording, Garcia's voice is front and center amidst the cheers. He extends his solo for a second run, and puts a bit of Werewolves into his singing of the final chorus, which is also extended (7:24 in all).
Reviewer: NotJim - - August 7, 2005
Subject: Wicked Funny....
You know, recently i was asking myself, "Self, how did these boys get up on stage, heads full of psychadellics, and play music so smoothly. And how is it we dont notice when they're all tripped out"

Well, this show answered that one i suppose. I'd love to find some more shows where the good ol' are all whacked out and tripping sack.If anyone is wise to any of this, drop me a line at either...

Estimatedprofit@hotmail.com
StaggerJim@hotmail.com
Reviewer: MindBender65 - - April 19, 2005
Subject: YES!
Dancin' definately gets strange! Ol' Bobby's lost his mind. These are some weird vocals even for him. He cracks donna up at one point. Get the show if it is just for this!
Reviewer: nycityjeff - - March 15, 2005
Subject: Best show of 78
imho.....im not the biggest fan of 78, but this is among my favorite shows of all time. I just think its fierce....just check out jerry singing on cr&s, and especially bobby singing on LL/Supplication......wow!!!
Reviewer: qed - - July 15, 2004
Subject: Understandably odd
This is well known as "the mescaline show". Things get the strangest in "Dancing In The Streets", but all through the show things are a little off; strange tempos, vocals a little out of control, all the details just a little bit skewed.

I found the novelty wore off after a couple of listenings, leaving a show that was just OK. It's worth listening to, and some people really like it, but to my taste it's a little too close to falling apart into chaos.
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